N&W Tuscan Red
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Thu Jan 25 18:46:05 EST 2007
The Society would not need to "produce" any set of paint colors or handle them.
1) Approve the color for Scalecoat [easiest company to work with]
2) storage of flammable liquid and mailing hassles of said liquid.
3) no need to invest society $ that a manufacture would be willing to do
4) if paint chip or draft card were used [protected in proper sleeve from daylight]
I could not argue if I was more correct than what believe is right.
There are draft cards around, but is the person selfish enough not to loan them to the society.
Some draft cards have even sold on Ebay.
Bill I believe you on the right track and take one step at time and do the followup
on the "tuscan red" then go for the interior colors later?
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Subject: N&W Tuscan Red
The Society has looked into producing a set of N&W paints, but for a number of reasons has chosen not to do so for the time being. One big question is just how big is the demand for such a set? The red is very controversial and folks have worked out their favorite choices or blends over the years. Even if we had paint chips or drift cards, there is no assurance we could produce something that would satisfy our members.
The PRR group has a Paint Committee consisting of very experienced modelers that get together in person or by e-mail to come up with PRR paint colors. I have seen the minutes of several meetings and have witnessed their struggle to satisfy their members with very basic colors, such as "freight car red".
Having said that, if there are members who would like to form a similar group for our Society, contact Russ Goodwin, our modeling chairman, who has done a fair amount of work on this subject. I have always thought such a committee could consolidate information, test various mixes, and post the results on our Web site for all to see.
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